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July 07, 2011

The 56K dialup connections previously offered by APANA (including Hunter APANA) are no longer available to new members as this service is due to be cancelled no later than 31/12/2011. However, Hunter APANA will continue to provide a 33.6K dialup service (suitable for mail only members or patient web-browsers) for as long as we have one reliable modem in stock to use to receive such a connection.

July 07, 2011

The last of the original dialup lines (4954 8168) was cancelled yesterday since Hunter APANA no longer has any members who use that service. However, the former fax line (4954 7879) has been converted into a dialup line in case any member or future member requires a dialup connection direct to our network on a short-term or permanent basis.

July 07, 2011

Our connection with Internode has been upgraded to ADSL 2+. The original Billion ADSL modem/router has been retired and replaced with a new Billion ADSL 2+ modem/router. The last connection dropout was 31 days ago and the network has been running smoothly since the new modem was connected to the network.

December 09, 2007

56K dialups are now available. Contact Carolyn on 4954 8912 for quick setup details.

December 09, 2007

The Annual General Regional Meeting for 2007/2008 will be held on Saturday, December 15 at 21 Reservoir Road, Glendale at 2pm. All are welcome to attend.

April 30, 2006

The next Regional Committee meeting is to be held today at 2pm at Carolyn's place. At this meeting we will be discussing the entertainment schedule for members who are planning on attending APANA's AGM to be held on October 21st and hosted this year by the Hunter Region. The only arrangements so far that have been made is to hold the meeting itself at Club Macquarie at 1pm on that day. At last check 3 interstate members have confirmed their attendance.

January 30, 2006

The network was down today for about half an hour as the power had to be turned off to allow a new 'smart' meter to be installed on the household electricity supply by Energy Australia.

December 09, 2005

The next meeting of the Hunter Regional Committee will be held on Sunday, December 11 at 2pm at 21 Reservoir Road, Glendale.

November 28, 2005

A momentary loss of power caused some modems to disconnect tonight.

November 28, 2005

Between 12pm & 5pm the ADSL link was non-functional due to routing problems. Contact with SiS Group eventually saw them rectify the issue.

November 08, 2005

A number of power outages this morning due to the heavy rain caused problems with the network. While most machines rebooted after the power disruptions, Bombadil didn't and remained down until I manually restarted it late morning.

October 25, 2005

Many thanks to those who attended Sunday's ARGM and RC Meetings. All went smoothly and the following members were elected to serve the region for the next 12 months:

Regional Co-ordinator: Carolyn Baird

Deputy Regional Co-ord: Marc Walters

Ordinary Members: Ross Slade Chris Baird Helen Donaldson Nikki Slade

MC-Representative: Laura Seabrook

(See Committee page for contact details.)

October 22, 2005

Recent security measures taken to safeguard our network from external attacks have blocked unauthorised access to our servers. If any member is having problems logging in for the purpose of accessing mail via UUCP or updating their webpages then please contact Carolyn for authorisation.

October 22, 2005

The payment made at/from Charlestown Square Branch of the Commonwealth Bank last month has still not been claimed. If you believe this payment might be yours and you still haven't received a receipt then please contact Carolyn by phone on 4954 8912.

October 22, 2005

REMINDER: The Annual Regional General Meeting will be held tomorrow at 2pm at the hub (Carolyn's place). All welcome to attend.

September 12, 2005

At 3am this morning, Chris detected an attempt to login and compromise our network by an overseas hacker. Chris was able to foil the attempt but since then the network has been down so that not only could he upgrade the security on all machines but also so that the previously planned upgrade of Bombadil, Cray and Kildall could be carried out. The network was fully restored at 1pm, however further attempts (unsuccessful) to gain access to our network have since been detected. We do not know yet if the passwords file has been compromised but if anyone would like to change their password (in case it has) then please phone me and I can make those changes for you. Since most of the network has now undergone major upgrades, there may be a few problems until the 'bugs' caused by the upgrades are 'squashed'. If you encounter any problems then please either email about them or ring me (Carolyn).

June 17, 2005

The next meeting of the Hunter Regional Committee will be held on Saturday, June 18th at 21 Reservoir Road, Glendale at 2pm. All members and guests are welcome to attend.

April 10, 2005

Meeting postponed: The Regional Committee Meeting which was scheduled to be held today has been postponed until Saturday, April 16 at 2pm at 21 Reservoir Road, Glendale.

March 14, 2005

This morning our churn from NetCentral to the SIS Group was completed. The region now has a 512K ADSL connection and within the next few days mail, news and web service should commence over the ADSL link.

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